Category Archives: World News

Illegal Poacher Killed By African Lions, Only His Head And Rifle Were Found

A suspected big cat poacher has been eaten by lions near the Kruger National Park in South Africa, police say. The animals left little behind, but some body parts were found over

Russian Jetliner Crashes Soon After Moscow Takeoff, 71 Passengers Onboard Killed

The Saratov Airlines jet vanished minutes after take-off and crashed near the village of Argunovo, about 80km (50 miles) south-east of Moscow.  All those on board are thought to have died, officials

Egypt Uncovers 4,000-Year-Old Tomb Of A Royal Palace Official

Egyptian archaeologists say they have uncovered the tomb of an ancient royal official buried more than 4,000 years ago during the period known as the “Age of the Pyramids.” Egypt’s Ministry of

Ancient Egyptian Statue Of Ramesses II Has Been Moved To New Home

In the city of Giza in Egypt on Thursday, you could have seen a 3,200-year-old statue of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh passing by…  No, don’t worry, nothing to see here folks, it’s just

Researchers Find A 1.7-Billion-Year-Old Piece Of North America Clinging Onto Australia

Geologists recently discovered that there’s a roughly 1.7-billion-year-old piece of North America clinging onto Queensland, Australia.   Testing of rocks in Australia’s Georgetown region revealed signatures that are much like those found in Canada and

The Face Of Dawn, A Teenage Girl That Existed 9,000-Years-Ago In Ancient Greece

This is what Dawn may have looked like when she was alive, 9,000 years ago. The face of a girl, thought to be aged between 15 and 18, has been recreated by

DNA Solves Mystery Of Two Brothers From Ancient Egypt

Mystery solved? Their shared burial chamber was discovered over 110 years ago, but Khnum-Nakht and Nakht-Ankh were mummified and buried almost 4,000 years ago, during the 12th Dynasty of Egypt. Based on

Ancient China: Archeologists Discover 1,000-Year-Old Royal Palace

Archaeologists have discovered the ruins of an ancient palace that served as the summer retreat for the elite members of the Liao Dynasty. To escape the oppressive heat, each year from mid-April

Thousands Of Stranded Tourists Airlifted From Swiss Ski Resort

 The Swiss Alpine resort of Zermatt airlifted guests by helicopter on Tuesday after heavy snow and a power cut stranded thousands of visitors.  An estimated 13,000 people were stuck in Zermatt after

Same-Sex Couples Marry in Midnight Wedding Ceremonies Across Australia

Same-sex couples married in midnight ceremonies across Australia on Tuesday after the country’s last legal impediment to gay marriage expired.  Marriage equality became law on Dec. 9 with overwhelming support in Parliament,